National African Canadian Association
Association Nationale Africaine Canadienne
"Together We Stand...Together We Rise"
Through social and economic programs, along with strategic creation and location of cultural centres, we will connect and better serve all African Canadians and the general public.
The National African Canadian Association (NACA) is a non-profit organization that exists to foster, empower and increase education, economic development and tolerance for the preservation and promotion of Black, African and Caribbean Culture, Customs, Values, History, Arts, Heritage and way of life within Canada.
Our mission is to promote, maintain and improve our quality standards of integrity and excellence within our many rich and diverse Black Communities across Canada. Through the NACA our goal is the continual collective improvement and demonstration of educational pursuits, a stronger nuclear family, the creation of strategic cultural centres and demonstrated leadership that leads to improved economical development that collectively works to strengthen all African Canadian families.
We will serve as the major source for information, data, research and advocacy on key issues affecting community-based organizations and the delivery of government assigned and assisted programs that surrounds education, economic development, financial, healthcare, careers, family, African heritage, culture and security for the socially under served and underrepresented African Canadians.
The NACA will work closely in partnership and shared mission with all provinces and regional organizations to enhance and expand access to quality and community-responsive social programs for all African Canadians who are underserved and underrepresented.
In fulfilling its mission, the NACA:
- Will serve as the major source for information, data, research and advocacy on key issues affecting community-based organizations and the delivery of government assigned and assisted programs that surrounds education, economic development, financial, healthcare, careers, family, African heritage, culture and security for the socially under served and underrepresented African Canadians.
- Will work with all community groups to provide education, training, technical assistance and leadership development to African Canadian communities, centers, boards, employees and others to promote excellence and cost-effectiveness in the importance of preserving and learning about our differences and similarities as African Canadians.
- To build partnerships and linkages that will stimulate public and private sector investment in the delivery of quality community services to under-served communities.
National African Canadian Cultural Centres (NACCC)
- The NACCC will connect and partner with established centres across Canada; along with creating new innovative, multiple facilities that are multi-disciplinary epicenters, that celebrates the triumphant spirit of the Black, Caribbean and African-Canadian people. Open to everyone regardless of race, religion, sex or age, the NACCC will provide a place - and more importantly, the impetus - for the exchange of ideas; a showcase for those with artistic and athletic talents along with social and intellectual events.
The NNACA exists to present, preserve and promote Black, African & Caribbean art, culture and history for the education and enlightenment of all. The NACCC will set standards of integrity and excellence. It is a role that will be one of active leadership in order to promote and foster Black, African & Caribbean culture in an inspirational and relevant manner.